The tools and techniques of Project Management are useful in all aspects of professional and personal life. This webinar introduces essential concepts and strategies for Project Management specifically aimed at their use in libraries.

Topics covered include the Project Management Life Cycle and what it means, management styles and their impact on managing projects, institutional issues, stakeholder management, scope definition, risk assessment and management, project planning tools, and team management.

There will be an emphasis on managing teams, including the role of the leader, communications tools and techniques, and meeting management. This webinar will be useful for both experienced and new project managers in the library setting. It will include a review of best practices in Project Management across a variety of industries.

By the end of the program attendees will learn:

• The history and major uses of Project Management in libraries as well as other industries
• How to identify the Project Management Life Cycle
• Useful Project Management tools and how to adapt them for use in libraries
• Where to go for additional information as well as training in Project Management

Original broadcast September 7, 2021 

Presenter: Anne Abate
Anne has worked in a wide variety of libraries and library-related organizations during her career. She is currently the owner of Library Discount Network, a business that negotiates with database vendors on behalf of library consortia and networks. The company also provides administrative and management support for nonprofit organizations.